Smarter Balanced scores show some groups exceed average while English learners lag.
Students made gains at all grade levels in math and English language arts.
Students learn by doing through agriculture-themed lessons on a campus farm.
2016 reports will show how students progressed from last year to this year.
State officials are considering a number of possible measures.
Districts are also receiving reports to review student subgroups' performance.
Difficult to know how much money is being spent on standards implementation.
California teachers say they're not getting enough quality training and materials.
Some believe the trend is undermining the mission of a public university.
Curriculum materials, teacher training and technology are expected to boost scores.
Smarter Balanced stacks up well compared to three other tests, reports show.
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.